Explore: National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day. Let the fireworks begin. In honor of this special holiday, I wanted to share my recipe for lemon blueberry donuts once again. Baked and studded with tart, juicy blueberries, they are as good as you might imagine. Make them today, or this weekend, in celebration. Cinderella dresses are optional. I’d love to… Continue reading Explore: National Donut Day

Explore: Milly for Kohl’s

Anyone else like me still suffering from missing out on Lilly Pulitzer at Target? Well, I have something that might cheer you up. Milly is launching a collection at Kohl’s, and it looks so cheerful and pretty. See? Cute, right? I plan to check it out this weekend. What will you be exploring? The weekends should be… Continue reading Explore: Milly for Kohl’s

Explore: Lily Pulitizer at Target

The Lilly Pulitzer & Target collaboration releases this Sunday. It looks pretty major. I’ve selected my favorite items, but you can see the whole collection here on Elle.com or in person on Sunday. Meet you in the clothing section. I’ll be the one holding pompom napkins and floral dresses. The weekends should be for exploring. Every… Continue reading Explore: Lily Pulitizer at Target

Explore: Spicy Cucumber Avocado Salad

When Deb of Smitten Kitchen raves about a recipe, I’m always in a rush to try it, because that lady knows her food. This one, “obsessively good avocado cucumber salad,” is really special and easy. Crisp cucumber and creamy avocado play perfectly with a spicy mayo dressing. Try it this weekend. You won’t be disappointed. The… Continue reading Explore: Spicy Cucumber Avocado Salad

Explore: Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream Icing

I made these chocolate cupcakes for my friend Sarah’s Oscar party. The recipe is quite simple, and Martha Stewart, who let’s face it knows a thing or two about cakes, created it. I topped each one with vanilla whipped cream, which is light and so easy to make. The effect is classic and fancy, and… Continue reading Explore: Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream Icing